Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rocking the frock!

Having Vanished and machine washed my wedding dress last week (please, save your gasps of horror, I've heard loads already, plus it turned out beautifully!) I finally got to flounce around it again today. I was acting as bridal model to a group of photographers attending a seminar hosted by my mum, a wedding photographer. It's been nearly six years since I last wore it on my wedding day and it felt so good, although craning my body into awkward poses and grinning so much will no doubt leave me sore tomorrow! Anyway, the photo above is of the gorgeous bouquet made up for me by the talented Stems Design especially for the shoot and it's currently looking just as pretty in a vase in my living room window. I heart it so much and will be so sad when it wilts.

As for photos of me, I'm afraid you'll have to wait a few more days until I can get the previews and upload my favourites to here. Sorry! Can't wait to frame and scrap a couple of lovely pictures of me rocking my frock - and for anyone considering a shoot, do it! And if you're in the Yorkshire area, we are always in need of models to help expand our portfolio, and in return you'll get a free free pics, so get in touch. :)


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oooh I needed that!

I had the urge to scrap last night, and thanks to the lovely Rachel putting me together some page kits using my photos and a mix of mine and her stash (thank you lovely!) I steamed through four layouts! It felt great, I definitely needed and enjoyed that! I also got well on with a fifth but my mean husband wouldn't let me get the sewing machine out to finish it. It was only ten to midnight, I mean how rude!

Oh I am loving my iPhone, I snapped these pictures, Photoshopped them and uploaded them to my blog all from this slim, clever little device. How cool is that?!

As for the match yesterday, well, wow, it was awesome! What a sight walking into the packed stadium, it was like HD tv had come to life, so surreal. Anyway, I must be lucky as we smashed the opposition 4-1 which is almost unheard of for Leeds! Mind you, the other side, MK Dons, had three men sent off so that helped! Here are a couple of pics to add to my 'to scrap' pile, taken in Hipstamatic again but it really looks great here!

Been out exhibiting at a busy wedding fair all day, but got three appointments in the diary (one by yours truly!) and a baby portrait shoot booked to promote the re-launch of the studio so it's all good. Better get to bed as it will be a busy day at work tomorrow for sure (I have to go prop shopping at 9am for starters) and I'm shattered. Zzzzzzz.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Little update

Thought I better pop in and say hello seeing as it has been a few days and I don't want to fall down that slippery slope again!

I haven't been doing much scrapping or knitting this week (sorry Rach!) as I thought I'd better get started on the dozens and dozens of metres of fabric bunting I have to make for a family wedding in August. It seemed like ages away, but the lovely weather of late has reminded me that it's really not, plus I have so many triangles to stitch it's untrue!

I also wanted to share a few more Hipstamatic photos taken of my youngest Alex and my friend's little boy while playing in their garden yesterday. They are both such cheeky, playful little characters and make me chuckle :)

I must scrap these photos soon - soon as the hubby finally orders some printer ink, grrrrrr.

I better go, I'm going to my first football match to see the mighty whites, ahem, Leeds United. Woo hoo! Just hope we can win, man do we neeeed a win right now!!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Everything's looking posy

Three days running, I know! But lucky for you guys blogging has become so quick and simple, and I don't even need to switch the computer/ laptop on! So you SHALL be hearing a lot more from me!

Anyway, I'm back to show you my latest little creation - a knitted flower head, which I knit up last night from a new Ravelry pattern and attached it to a thin wool band to wear on my head. It's so cute and comfy, and quite quick to make, I love it! My latest make has been inspired by my friend Rachel/reward, who has launched her own Folksy store of equally gorgeous knitted headbands - and I hope this pattern will be a new addition very soon. Check out her total gorgeousness at

Oh and my first day in my new job went well, spent learning new software, business blogging and brainstorming in a stress-free manner - not like any Monday I've ever known! Fingers crossed it continues once the ball really gets going!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Out to the Ings

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Had a lovely meal out with family today, followed by a fun walk round the nearby Fairburn Ings where I took much delight playing with my favourite of my nee iPhone apps Hipstamatic. Such a cool little tool! I used it to take all these photos.

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Ok, that was a lot of photos, sorry, but I just love them :)

Starting my new job tomorrow - will let you know how I get on!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Back... with a new look

It's been too long (sorry!) but I'm finally back having had a wonderful blog makeover courtesy of my lovely friend Rachel/reward (thank you hun!). Rachel has also helped me with all the layouts I have posted photos of in this post, which will hopefully kick-start me into scrapping much more often than I have been doing of late (I blame my new-found addiction to knitting - curling up on the sofa with a ball of wool is too easy!)

All the photos on these layouts were taken during our trip to Florida in February. We all had a great time, especially Harry - Disney World was made for five-year-olds!

So, what else have I been up to since my last post? Gosh, so much really! I finished my job as a newspaper reporter yesterday, which was a massively brave step, and will be starting work as pr and marketing 'expert' for my mum and her partner's wedding photography businesses on Monday. I'm so excited! I get to spend more time with the boys, work nearer to home in a much less impossible job, and will have more money leftover after childcare and petrol too.

The boys are growing up so fast too. Harry is loving primary school and is a bundle of imaginative questions lately. Alex is his usual cheeky, clever self and coming on leaps and bounds. I'm very lucky. :)

So, seeing as Rachel has now shown me how to blog from my iPhone, I plan to blog a lot LOT more... watch this space!